God for the Rest of Us: Experience Unbelievable Love, Unlimited Hope, and Uncommon Grace
By Vince Antonucci / Tyndale House
Could God ever love the guy who betrays his wife and leaves his kids? As a pastor on the Las Vegas Strip, Antonucci has seen everything—including Christ at work among people who are forgotten and disdained by the world. Read his humbling, inspiring memoir and awaken to the outrageous grace of God! Foreword by Kyle Idleman. 280 pages, softcover from Tyndale.
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God for the Rest of Us shows the reader how God loves and is for each category of person, by explaining each person category in detail. After summing up all the categories of people, it gives support to the message that God is for all people, no matter what their life situation is or the character of the person. There is no prejudice of persons when it comes to the love that God has for us all, at all times.
I did not find all of the content of the reading interesting. However, there were a few areas which spoke to me quite clearly. One of those areas talks about casting the first stone and how that still relates to us today.
We denounce the girl wearing the low-cut shirt that reveals too much of her body, despite the fact that we gossip and reveal secrets we promised to keep. (Antonucci, 2015, p. 170)
God for the Rest of us did help me to realize, no matter how I see myself God will always be for me and not against me.
Vince uses Bible stories, scripture, and quotes from other authors to support and convey his ideas and enlightening messages. The wording used throughout the book’s content is easy to read and quite understandable. The smooth writing style of Vince propels the reader through each page and onto the next.
I recommend God for the Rest of Us to all readers…to discover how we look at others and how God sees us.